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Canadian Sleep Society public lecture: Sleep, from Shakespeare to Olympic Athletes

Date & Time:
April 27, 2017 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Clara Christie Theatre Health Sciences Centre

The Canadian Sleep Society presents public lecture: Sleep, from Shakespeare to Olympic Athletes
Featuring Dr Samuel Kuna and Dr Amy Bender

6:30 p.m. registration
7 p.m. presentation

This event is free to attend and open to the public. No RSVP necessary.

Samuel T. Kuna, MD
Shakespeare in Sleep, a presentation of sleep disorders and the use of sleep in Shakespeare's plays.

Nightmares, sleep walking, snoring, sleep apnea, insomnia, sleep deprivation — they are all there in Shakespeare's plays. Sleep abounds in Shakespeare's plays giving us a lexicon of sleep disorders, many of which have only recently been recognized by the medical field. This presentation will review the use of sleep and sleep disorders in Shakespeare's plays.

Amy M Bender, MS, PhD
How to Sleep Like an Olympic Athlete: Insights into Better Sleep for a Better You

Elite athletes are beginning to understand the importance of sleep optimization to recover mentally and physically to perform at their peak. Would you like to learn the “sleep hacks” they are using that you can use, too, for a better you? This lecture will provide information on “gold medal” sleep strategies our Canadian Olympic athletes are using and ways that you can use them, too.

Samuel T. Kuna, MD, is associate professor of medicine, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, and chief, sleep medicine section, Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center.Amy M Bender, MS, PhD, is sleep scientist, Centre for Sleep & Human Performance, and Mitacs Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary.

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